Why did My Tax Bill Increase When my Value did not Change?
The answer is one or both of two things:
A. Tax Rates. The firs cause for a tax-bill increase pertains to the tax rates; both school and town. The town tax rate is the same for all properties in Shelburne and is very much determined by a combination of what is approved for spending at Town Meeting and how much change there was or the final size of the Grand List. The school rate is roughly 80% of a typical property tax bill in town and mandated by Legislature.
B. Household Income. Vermont property tax payments under Act 60/68 are very sensitive to the household income. Aside from a year lag, any substantial increase or decrease in taxable income of a Vermont resident coudl have a direct impact on the property tax bill the subsequent year.

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1. When Can I Appeal My Property Value?
2. How do I Grieve My Property Value?
3. What Information do I Need to Support a Grievance?
4. Who Can Represent Me at a Grievance?
5. What Can I do if Not Satisfied with the Outcome with the Assessor?
6. What is the Relationship Between the Grand List and the Local Real Estate Market?
7. Why did My Tax Bill Increase When my Value did not Change?
8. When does the Town do a Re-Valuation?
9. How Often do I Have to Declare my Homestead as Being in Shelburne, Vermont?
10. Why do Exempt Properties, Including Churches Have to Report a Value in Shelburne?